Oh, I think in the '70s they did almost as bad a job picking best new artist nominees as they did picking best new artist winners. Look at '71: Elton John Melba Moore Anne Murray The Partridge Family The Carpenters - winner The Partridge Family? Really? Or '75: Bad Company Johnny Bristol David Essex Graham Central Station Phoebe Snow Marvin Hamlisch - Winner Marvin Hamlisch even got a nom? Really? Bad Company? Even '76 is schizo: Morris Albert Amazing Rhythm Aces Brecker Brothers KC and the Sunshine Band Natalie Cole - winner Morris Albert? Really???